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19 Feb, 2015

Emirates rejects Delta’s apology over terrorism remarks | GulfNews.com

Dubai: Emirates has rejected an apology from Delta Air Lines, one of America’s major carriers, after its chief executive, Richard Anderson, this week associated the 9/11 terrorist attack with Gulf airlines.

“We believe that the statements made this week by [Mr] Anderson were deliberately crafted and delivered for specific effect. This brings into question his credibility as a CEO of a US public listed company, as well as the integrity of the submission which his airline has submitted to the US authorities,” an Emirates spokesperson told Gulf News in an emailed statement on Thursday.

Delta’s Anderson told CNN on Monday he saw a “great irony” in UAE airlines criticising bankruptcy laws as state aid after they were accessed by US domestic carriers following 9/11 since most of the hijackers came from the region.

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